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Dell Inspiron 1545 Startup problem.

by UBERnachogrande / August 27, 2010 10:31 AM PDT

Whenever I plug my charger into my Inspiron, the charger light goes out, and the laptop doesn't charge. I've been getting battery warnings on the laptop recently, and I was wondering if the battery is the cause of this problem.

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by UBERnachogrande / August 27, 2010 10:33 AM PDT

Also, I have used 3 different chargers.

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If the battery is over 2 years old.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2010 4:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Also

It's almost always the battery.

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New Battery
by UBERnachogrande / September 1, 2010 3:00 AM PDT

Got a new battery, still wont work.

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Remember that today
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2010 3:56 AM PDT
In reply to: New Battery

Many makers lock the machines to the maker's battery due to liability issues, however if an owner leaves a dead or defective battery in a laptop it is possible for the charging circuits to fail. This mean the next parts are the wall adapter and the motherboard.

There are only 3 parts to the system so I always change the cheap parts first.

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power+charge problem
by book-em / May 4, 2011 2:44 PM PDT

Sounds like a typical D C JACK problem.(You MUST be more careful handling. It is NOT a toy)
You can buy ten of them (the jacks) from CHINA for less than ten bucks shipped. OR. you can buy the whole sister board (comes with VGA+USB ports) for about $150.00 from DELL..
I think i will start collecting these for parts.Every thing breaks and if you can't repair it yourself it gets VERY hard on the wallet....====Do you want to sell ? ?
Confused HOPE this helps........ book-em Happy

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